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Dr. Bob Weathers

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Mission as Recovery Coach:

Dr. Bob Weathers holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, an American Psychological Association-approved doctoral program in Pasadena, California. In addition, he holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in both psychology and religious studies.

Known to his clients and students as simply “Dr. Bob,” he has committed the past nearly 40 years of his professional life to providing counseling and coaching to clients from around the world, along with teaching and training graduate-level mental health providers at several southern California universities.

Additionally, Dr. Bob has published numerous articles in a broad cross-section of respected professional reference books, journals, and edited volumes.

1985 Ph.D. Graduate School of Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA, (APA-approved)
1983 M.A. Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA
1979 B.A. Fresno Pacific College, Fresno, CA

Ph.D. Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, CA (American
Psychological Association-approved), 1985

— Major: Clinical Psychology

— Selected for Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare

— Selected for Who’s Who in California

— Selected for Outstanding Young Men of America

— Selected for Who’s Who in Health Professionals in America

— Selected for Who’s Who in Los Angeles Health Care

M.A. Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA, 1983

— Major: Religious Studies

— Travis Award for Integration of Psychology and Religion in a Theoretical Study, 1984

B.A. Fresno Pacific College, Fresno, CA, 1979

— Double major: (1) Psychology, (2) Religious Studies

— “Outstanding Student Award” (Valedictorian)

— Selected for Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities

— Selected for National Dean’s List

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Living Amends (Personal Statement from July 2017):
To friends, students, and clients of mine, both from the past and in the future:

For lots of different reasons (all understandable in hindsight), I began, over twenty years ago, to drink excessively and habitually, and then eventually drug. I moved over the next few years into two consecutive relationships, one with a former student, the other with a former client — both my age, both long-term relationships, both with the intention to be married (in the latter, we were, for four years). No matter: the responsibility was mine in both cases, and my poor choices, inexcusable.

I have spent the past decade in recovery. I mention this primarily because it has been through this period of focused recovery that I have really grasped the huge level of impairment I gradually sunk into, and from which I made major mistakes in judgment.

My time and energies since entering into recovery have been devoted to healing, including my own unconscious material that initially pulled me under and the subsequent addiction that attempted to first medicate that, but then only made it worse. I bear the complete responsibility for healing what led me down this particular road, and to make “living amends” every day of my life my single, highest priority.

I do that these days mainly by focusing on helping other addicts in recovery. The work is deeply meaningful to me, and my many clients seem especially appreciative, owing among other things to my transparency with virtually all I’ve shared above. I speak now out of first-hand awareness of the “dark night of the soul,” and a kind of pervasive humility that was a long time coming…

One thing is certain: now when I speak of offering my clients a warm, safe environment, I mean it; am deeply committed to it; and have at last earned the right to absolutely promise it! That guarantee of safety — combined with coaching and consulting skills accrued across four decades of learning, teaching, supervising, and writing — assure my clients of only the very highest level of professional support.

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Recovery Coaching/Counseling Experience

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Recovery Coach Private Practice Offices in Irvine and Encino, Ca.
2010 to present
Works both face-to-face and online with outpatient clients presenting with primary presenting problem of substance abuse and addiction. Also speaks publicly to lay and professional organizations, trains addiction treatment professionals, consults with civic groups through seminars and workshops.

Recovery Coach Beginnings Treatment Center, Santa Ana, Ca.
2016 to present
Works directly with inpatient clients presenting with primary presenting problem of substance abuse and addiction. Leads psychoeducational groups on addiction recovery for all clients. Also provides regular clinical staff in-service training seminars.

Clinical Director Wellminded Center, Irvine, Ca.
2014
Supervising multidisciplinary, recovery-focused staff working directly with outpatient clients presenting with primary presenting problem of substance abuse and addiction. Also providing regular clinical staff in-service training seminars.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist Private Practice Offices in Los Angeles Area
1987-2010
Providing individual and group modalities of adolescent, adult, marital, and family therapy. Also performing psychological assessment, speaking publicly to lay and professional organizations, training and supervising mental health providers, consulting with schools, universities, and civic groups through seminars and workshops.

Staff Psychologist Stone Eagle Retreat Center, Malibu, Ca.
2007-2008
Providing individual and group modalities of adolescent, adult, marital, and family therapy for inpatient clients presenting with primary presenting problem of substance abuse and addiction. Also performing psychological assessment, training and supervising mental health interns, coordinating multidisciplinary staff in-service training.

Founding Clinical Director Passages Addiction Treatment Center, Malibu, Ca.
2002-2004
In charge of residential treatment, providing individual and group modalities of
adolescent, adult, marital, and family therapy for inpatient clients presenting with primary presenting problem of substance abuse and addiction. Also performing psychological assessment, training and supervising mental health interns, coordinating multidisciplinary staff in-service training.

Academic/Teaching Experience

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University Administrator California Southern University, Costa Mesa, Ca.
2008 to present
Consulting for curriculum, research, & program development within online university. Chairing institutional review board (IRB) and other university-wide
policy-making committees. Advising doctoral projects. Providing regular staff inservice training seminars. Directing clinical training in masterʼs and doctoral degree programs. Instructing online courses, including grading studentsʼ level of performance. Supervising student clinical trainees online.

Founding Faculty Member Integral Recovery Institute, Teasdale, Utah
2014 to present
For Integral Recovery Certificate Program, developing courses, instructing in online courses, supervising skills-building exercises, grading studentsʼ level of performance, consulting with university students and faculty.

Adjunct Instructor Argosy University, Los Angeles and Orange, Ca.
2011-2014
In masterʼs degree programs in counseling psychology and forensic psychology, developing courses, instructing in class-room and online courses, supervising skills-building exercises, grading studentsʼ level of performance, consulting with university students and faculty. Awarded Argosy University Certificate of Appreciation “for outstanding performance and lasting contribution to student education and growth.”

Member of Board of Governors Perelandra College, La Mesa, CA
2010-2016
Developing marketing strategies for new curriculum and online academic programs, participating directly in university policy-making.

Adjunct Instructor California State University, San Bernardino, Ca.
2008
In masterʼs degree programs in counseling psychology, developing courses, instructing in class-room courses, supervising skills-building exercises, grading studentsʼ level of performance, consulting with university students and faculty.

Visiting Professor Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, Ca.
2002
In doctoral degree program in clinical psychology, developing courses, instructing in class-room courses, supervising skills-building exercises, grading studentsʼ level of performance, consulting with university students and faculty.

Visiting Professor Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, Ca.
1992-1993,
1998-1999
In master’s degree program in counseling psychology, developing courses, instructing in class-room courses, supervising skills-building exercises, grading studentsʼ level of performance, consulting with university students and faculty. Supervising masterʼs theses. Participating actively in university policy-making committees. Directing the masterʼs-level Marriage, Family, & Child Counseling training program.

Full Professor

Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology,
Malibu and Culver City, Ca.
1986-2001
In master’s degree and doctoral degree programs in clinical psychology, developing courses, instructing in class-room courses, supervising skills-building exercises, grading studentsʼ level of performance, consulting with university students and faculty. Supervising doctoral dissertations. Chairing university policy-making committees. Directing the masterʼs-level Marriage, Family, & Child Counseling training program. Awarded Charles and Harriet Luckman Distinguished Teaching Fellowship (highest university honor given to teaching faculty).

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